So I just upgraded my Desktop... Is this good?

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06-11-2016, 09:23 PM
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My desktop took a turn and the mobo died on me. It turns out a pin from a jumper was bent and it touched something and it just poof.

So, What I had left was 8GB total of DDR2 ram, 3 hard drives, case fans, dvd drive, cables, ATI 5450 Graphic card and other related items that were not affected.

I decided that I had about $60 USD to get a new motherboard and with it coming with a CPU. I had found one on ebay for exactly $60. It was a Gigabyte P35-DS3R Rev. 2.0 with a Intel Core 2 Duo E8300

My graphic card also needed an upgrade as when I run Minecraft I was pushing about 50 fps in an open field. But would then go down to as low as 20 fps..... Not good for me. So my friend said he was selling his Nvidia GTX 660 zotac model for $50. He was also selling his extra case for $20. Not a bad deal for $175 worth of equipment!


At the end of the day I now have a working desktop FINALLY and it runs great. Minecraft runs at an average 90 fps. World of Tanks and War Thunder can be run on Movie Settings and have no issues in fps dropping.

I believe I made a good decision on my choices. And I'm not rich.
Here's the CPU-Z Validator link:CPU-Z

P.S. It's a bit hard to sleep at night with the fans on the new case being a bright blue and bright red. :P

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06-12-2016, 05:25 AM (This post was last modified: 06-12-2016, 05:25 AM by Venipa.)
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DDR2 is slow no need to use them anymore
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06-12-2016, 05:33 AM
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(06-12-2016, 05:25 AM)Venipa Wrote: DDR2 is slow no need to use them anymore

If you're on a budget it'll work.

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06-12-2016, 07:16 AM (This post was last modified: 06-12-2016, 07:16 AM by malmon.)
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Reminds me of my old PC: Q9550 with a HD4870 and 8GB of DDR2. But yeah, I think you did pretty well for the money.

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06-12-2016, 08:52 PM
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tfw none of your friends are selling PC parts for cheap

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06-13-2016, 01:57 AM
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(06-12-2016, 08:52 PM)Lokorfi Wrote: tfw none of your friends are selling PC parts for cheap

Well, I have 4x4GB DDR3 lying around... not sure what shipping's like.

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06-13-2016, 12:30 PM
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(06-13-2016, 01:57 AM)malmon73 Wrote:
(06-12-2016, 08:52 PM)Lokorfi Wrote: tfw none of your friends are selling PC parts for cheap

Well, I have 4x4GB DDR3 lying around... not sure what shipping's like.

for something like that if its U.S to U.S no more than $5
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06-13-2016, 03:44 PM
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(06-13-2016, 12:30 PM)Hexd Wrote:
(06-13-2016, 01:57 AM)malmon73 Wrote:
(06-12-2016, 08:52 PM)Lokorfi Wrote: tfw none of your friends are selling PC parts for cheap

Well, I have 4x4GB DDR3 lying around... not sure what shipping's like.

for something like that if its U.S to U.S no more than $5

UK, unfortunately

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06-13-2016, 05:23 PM
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(06-13-2016, 03:44 PM)malmon73 Wrote:
(06-13-2016, 12:30 PM)Hexd Wrote:
(06-13-2016, 01:57 AM)malmon73 Wrote:
(06-12-2016, 08:52 PM)Lokorfi Wrote: tfw none of your friends are selling PC parts for cheap

Well, I have 4x4GB DDR3 lying around... not sure what shipping's like.

for something like that if its U.S to U.S no more than $5

UK, unfortunately

ah, that sucks =\ royal mail is a pain. not sure how bad pricing would be but i don't think it would be too much since its so small.
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06-17-2016, 04:27 PM
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(06-13-2016, 01:57 AM)malmon73 Wrote:
(06-12-2016, 08:52 PM)Lokorfi Wrote: tfw none of your friends are selling PC parts for cheap

Well, I have 4x4GB DDR3 lying around... not sure what shipping's like.

I don't even have a build in mind yet. Thanks for the offer though :)

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06-17-2016, 10:48 PM
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I happen to play world of tanks as well.

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06-18-2016, 06:26 AM
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(06-17-2016, 10:48 PM)Red Wrote: I happen to play world of tanks as well.

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Although not recently, by the looks of it ;)

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06-18-2016, 06:40 PM
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(06-18-2016, 06:26 AM)malmon73 Wrote: Although not recently, by the looks of it ;)

Ehehe...

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You'll eat those words.

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06-18-2016, 06:56 PM
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(06-18-2016, 06:40 PM)Red Wrote:
(06-18-2016, 06:26 AM)malmon73 Wrote: Although not recently, by the looks of it ;)


Spoiler

You'll eat those words.

How threatening D:

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@Red You're not as bad as this guy here: Click Here

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